3 Appreciation Exercises to Help Your Employees Do Their Best Excerpt:
For employees, “feedback” is one of the single most dreaded words to hear.
When a manager says, “I have feedback for you,” you’re usually instantly overcome with a sense of fear. Feedback is too often seen as a critique for a job done improperly.
Positive reinforcement in the workplace should achieve two basic goals: It should acknowledge someone’s action or behavior, and it should encourage the person to repeat the action. People naturally want to be appreciated, respected, and treated as intelligent adults.
Appreciation exercises can be a manager’s most powerful tool if they’re willing to try something new for just 30 minutes.